Thyroid disease is on the rise, but reasons are fiercely debated

Thyroid disease is on the rise, but reasons are fiercely debated. Experts just cannot agree on the whys and the numbers, but acknowledge that the condition is still poorly understood. Some sources say that 13 million Americans suffer from the disease. Others say that the number is more like 27 million, with 13 million undiagnosed. […]

Yum yum–we are having glyphosate for breakfast

Suggesting that we are having glyphosate for breakfast may sound like a malicious attempt at humor. But there is nothing funny about it. According to a new report released in November 2016 by The Detox Project and Food Democracy Now!, the U.S. food supply is permeated with poisonous glyphosate (Roundup). The title of the report […]

Findings—Half of U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes

The most recent study reveals that almost half of U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes, with gains in the disease across every racial, ethnic and gender group, regardless of income and/or education levels. The study used National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data collected between 1988-1994 and again inĀ 1999-2012. Researchers found a 25 percent overall […]

Bits and pieces…..

* Forty-six people per day, or 17,000 per year, are dying in the U.S. annually from overdoses of prescription opioids such as Vicodin, Percocet, and OxyContin. About 90 percent of people with chronic pain are eventually prescribed an opioid, and up to 25 percent of them become addicted. —Consumer Reports * Help your brain with […]

Birth defects, cancer plague Argentina as GM soy replaces traditional cattle industry

The BBC isn’t known for being an anti-GM news organization, so you’re not likely to see them giving wide coverage of research and reports that buck Big Agriculture’s claim to GM safety. However, in an attempt to provide equal coverage on the GM debate in South America, the BBC sent reporter Linda Presley to the […]